Spicy and Salty Mango Lassi Recipe

kefir mango lassi
Autumn Giles

This smoothie is a mash-up of a lassi, the Indian yogurt drink, and the spicy mangoes sold by street vendors.

I like to use the smaller, Ataulfo (also called Champagne) mangoes for this drink.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1 cup plain, whole-milk kefir
  • Flesh of 2 Ataulfo mangoes (about 1 1/4 cup), cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 generous dashes of cayenne pepper, or more to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Taste and add more cayenne pepper if desired. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

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